My Mid-Century of Books, 1850-1949

62 years down, 38 to go!


1850   Alexandre Dumas, The Black Tulip

1854   Charlotte M. Yonge, Heartsease, or The Brother's Wife

1855   Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom

1858   Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne

1860   Anthony Trollope, Castle Richmond

1861   Ellen Wood, East Lynne

1862   Anthony Trollope, Orley Farm

1863   Anthony Trollope, Tales of All Countries, Second Series

1865   Sarah Emma Edmonds, Memoirs of a [Soldier,] Nurse and Spy

1872   Anthony Trollope, The Golden Lion of Granpère

1873   Rhoda Broughton, Nancy

1874   Anthony Trollope, Harry Heathcote of Gangoil

1876   Charlotte M. Yonge, The Three Brides

1881   Anthony Trollope, Dr Wortle's School

1882   Anthony Trollope, Marion Fay

1883   Anthony Trollope, Mr Scarborough's Family

1886   Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped

1889   E.O. Somerville & Martin Ross, An Irish Cousin

1890   Margaret Oliphant, Kirsteen

1891   Elizabeth Bisland, In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World

1893   E.O. Somerville & Martin Ross, Through Connemara in a Governess Cart

1894   E.O. Somerville & Martin Ross, The Real Charlotte

1895  Ada Cambridge, Fidelis

1896  Ada Cambridge, A Humble Enterprise

1898  Anthony Hope, Rupert of Hentzau

1902   Constance Hill & Ellen G. Hill, Jane Austen: Her Homes & Her Friends

1903   Sara Jeannette Duncan, The Pool in the Desert

1904   Ada Cambridge, Sisters

1905   G.E. Mitton, Jane Austen and Her Times, 1775-1817

1907   Elizabeth von Arnim, Fräulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther

1908   E.F. Benson, The Blotting Book

1911   Constance Maud, No Surrender

1913   Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna

1915   Dorothy Canfield (Fisher), The Bent Twig

1916   Dorothy Canfield (Fisher), The Real Motive

1917   E.O. Somerville & Martin Ross, Irish Memories

1919   Violet Dickinson, ed. Miss Eden's Letters

1920   Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath

1921   Sigrid Undset, The Wife

1922   Sigrid Undset, The Cross

1925   Denis Mackail, Greenery Street

1926   Dorothy Canfield (Fisher), Her Son's Wife

1927  Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop

1929   Anthony Berkeley, The Poisoned Chocolates Case

1930   Dorothy Canfield (Fisher), The Deepening Stream

1931  P.G. Wodehouse, If I Were You

1932   Margaret Kennedy, A Long Time Ago

1933   Dorothy Canfield (Fisher), Bonfire

1934   E.M. Delafield, The Provincial Lady in America

1936   Marjorie Hillis, Live Alone and Like It

1937   Margery Sharp, The Nutmeg Tree

1938   Georgette Heyer, Royal Escape

1939   Margery Sharp, Harlequin House

1940   Monica Dickens, Mariana

1941   Agatha Christie, N or M?

1942   H.C. Bailey, Meet Mr. Fortune

1943   Monica Dickens, The Fancy

1944   Patricia Wentworth, The Clock Strikes Twelve

1945   Nevil Shute, Most Secret

1946   Kate O'Brien, That Lady

1947   P.G. Wodehouse, Full Moon 

1949  Patricia Wentworth, Spotlight (AKA The Wicked Uncle)

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